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Lucky Charms™ Cake

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12

The best part of Lucky Charms™ cereal becomes the show-stopping decor for this cake—perfect for any St. Patrick’s Day celebration! ...MORE+ LESS-

Cindy Rahe Cindy Rahe
September 20, 2016

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
Water, oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1/8
teaspoon green gel food color, or to desired shade of green
1
family size box (20.5 oz) Lucky Charms™ cereal
2
containers Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy frosting vanilla

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350° F. Spray 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray; line bottoms with cooking parchment paper circles.
  • 2
    Make cake batter as directed on box. Stir in food color. Divide batter between pans. Bake about 30 minutes or until tops spring back when touched in center and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on cooling rack 10 minutes before turning out and cooling completely.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, remove marshmallows from cereal box to bowl, and set aside.
  • 4
    Trim off rounded cake tops. Place one layer on cake plate; drop a few tablespoons frosting on center of cake. Spread frosting evenly over cake; top with second layer. Drop about 1/3 cup frosting onto top cake layer, and spread over top and down sides in thin layer to create a “crumb coat—it’s totally fine if you get crumbs in this frosting layer; this acts to seal in the stray crumbs before a final frosting.
  • 5
    Refrigerate crumb-coated cake 1 hour. Pile remaining frosting on top of cake, and spread evenly over top and sides, making as smooth of a frosted surface as possible. Decorate cake with marshmallows by placing them in neat rows around outside of cake. To decorate top of cake, start with a single marshmallow in center, and encircle it with rings of marshmallows until cake is completely covered in marshmallows.

Expert Tips

  • One family size box of Lucky Charms™ cereal should yield about 3 cups marshmallows. Have the kids help you separate the marshmallows from the cereal!
  • Don’t get too caught up in trying to line up the marshmallows in a specific order—if you have close repeats here and there, it’s really not noticeable in the finished cake. Plus, each box will yield a different ratio of each marshmallow shape.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
690
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
740mg
31%
Potassium
160mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
120g
40%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
75g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
50%
50%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 6 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
8
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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